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IELTS examiner available for exam preparation classes

** Use my experience as an IELTS examiner to help you pass your exam! **

If you need to pass IELTS quickly, then look no further.

My name is Lee and I am a friendly and qualified teacher of English and a former IELTS examiner. Let me help you to achieve a score of Band 7 or more on your IELTS exam with a tailored course for your specific needs. I can offer tuition and exam preparation support and share with you my techniques to help you to pass the tests.

As well as making my teaching enjoyable, I am able to use my insights from working as an IELTS examiner to make sure you meet the precise IELTS marking criteria in order to get the best Band score possible. I have extensive knowledge of the tests and know what examiners look for in a good answer. Let me use this experience to help you to pass your IELTS exam.

We will start with an assessment of your current level of English and your particular needs. Then, I can go on to plan a course which will strengthen your skills and address your areas of weakness.

I am very experienced in assisting students who need to obtain IELTS very quickly owing to visa, emigration or higher education course requirements. I can provide intensive courses which fit around existing test date bookings.

Courses can be tailored around the following skill areas:

LISTENING
Lots of practice using exam style questions which use a variety of accents. Emphasis is given to all four parts of the listening test in including conversations and following academic lectures.

WRITING
How to structure your task 1 report and task 2 essay. How to describe and analyse graphs, tables and charts. Understanding diagrams and maps. Writing letters and expressing ideas clearly. Checking and correcting your work.

READING
Techniques to save you time under pressure. How to scan a text for the information you need. Skills to help you answer True/False/NG and Yes/No/NG questions. Support to help you deal with the matching headings questions, short-answer, table completion and multiple choice questions.

SPEAKING
Lots of practice on all 3 parts of the speaking exam. How to structure a response. Articulation and pronunciation. Improving Lexical Resource.

All of the materials you will need are provided, hence there will be no need for you to purchase any additional course or textbooks. Band 9 answers are also supplied to you for all of the writing tasks.

I will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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Written by

Great IELTS teacher - highly recommended

Lee really helped me to succeed with my IELTS exam. In particular, he was able to use his examining experience to help me achieve a Band 8.5 score in the academic writing test. He showed me a variety of easy to follow techniques which enabled me to improve my score. Thanks for being such a great teacher.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I obtained an overall Band score of 8 which is way beyond what I expected.
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Helped me to score a Band 7

Thanks for being a great teacher. In just a few 2 hour sessions, you taught me techniques that improved my listening, speaking, writing and reading skills. I scored very well in my IELTS exam as I needed a Band 6 but actually achieved Band 7! I would highly recommend you as a starting point in working towards English language perfection.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
University place secured as I was awarded a Band 7.
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I passed with a Band 9 in reading and writing!!!

I approached Lee as I needed some help to pass IELTS which was a requirement of me getting residency in Australia. At first, I couldn't get my scores above Band 6 in both reading and writing. After some lessons with Lee, both my confidence and abilities increased significantly. The insider help he was able to offer because of his examining experience was invaluable. I took the test after 3 months of lessons and came out with an overall Band 8.5 but with Band 9 in both reading and writing. I couldn't believe it. I can't think Lee enough for what he has done.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Lee's help enabled me to get the result I needed to seek residency in Australia.
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Would never have passed without your support

I had been struggling with my IELTS for some time and was only getting scores of 5.5 and 6 in my exams. Lee helped me a lot, especially in writing. After some lessons, my scores improved and I was awarded a Band 7 in my exam in June. Thanks so much for your help!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I got a Band 7 after struggling for such a long time and not getting higher than Band 6.
Written by

Brilliant teacher

Lee definitely knows his stuff and really helped me get the grade I needed in my recent IELTS test. He was very organised, knowledgeable and flexible. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I achieved better than expected in my recent test - thanks!
Written by

The best teacher I've ever had!!

Lee has been such a great teacher in helping me to pass my IELTS exam. After struggling to pass, I contacted Lee as I needed help with the reading tests. It only took a few lessons for him to really help me with my approach and technique. After each lesson, I could see that I was making a lot of progress and this was seen in the progress tests that I had been set.

Lee was really flexible and offered sessions that fitted around my job as a nurse. I'm really grateful for all that Lee has done in helping me pass my IELTS exam after struggling for such a long time. I would definitely recommend him to other students!!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I passed my exam (with a Band 8) after failing it on 4 previous occasions. Thank you!!!!
Written by

Great tutor

Lee is a great tutor as he helped me to achieve an IELTS score which was much higher than I actually needed. He helped me to understand parts of the reading and writing tests that I had really been struggling with by teaching techniques which were very effective and easy to remember.

The lessons were always well organised and they were structured in a way that suited my learning style.

I would strongly recommend Lee to any other IELTS students as the tips he shared from his experience of being an actual IELTS examiner were invaluable.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Thank you for helping me to get a result higher than I actually needed.
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Excellent tutor, I would definitely recommend him to anyone

Lee was a great tutor. He was very professional, but also friendly and easy to talk to. His technical knowledge was clear and he was able to plan a number of interesting and challenging sessions that enabled me to develop my reading and writing. He introduced me to a range of different techniques which were easy to remember. Lee was very accommodating with his session timings, including weekends and late evenings, to fit around my schedule. After every session he would return detailed and constructive feedback promptly and was always available to help with queries outside of session times. As a mentor Lee was committed, supportive and genuinely interested in helping me succeed; I would recommend him to anyone.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I obtained the result I needed to study at my first choice University - thank you so much!
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Really helped me in a short space of time

I used Lee for IELTS support as I needed to pass the test quickly due to my visa requirements. He was very flexible and helped me to improve my writing score and technique.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
My score improved a lot!
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I have learn allot
Subject:
IELTS (Beginner)
Written by

Amazing tutor

This tutor is simply amazing, he gave me all necessary information that was vital in achieving my desired score in IELTS. I found Lee very practical and professional teacher. He is always straight to the point and can always tell what suits and doesn't suit the style of the test. I am glad I found him and I needed only 3 lessons to achieve my score. Thanks to him I can be a doctor now. I
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Overall: 7.5, Writing 7.0, Reading 7.5, Listening 7.5 and Speaking 8.0
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Great teacher who helped me to succeed

I needed help to pass my test and the support provided by Lee was great. He carefully explained his tips and techniques that were easy to remember and apply in the exam. I'm really grateful for his help as he enabled me to gain my visa for emigration purposes. Thanks very much!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I passed with really improved scores.
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Excellent
Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
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Fantastic IELTS Teacher

Lee is a very patient and articulate teacher. He taught me a range of useful techniques that eventually helped me achieve a very good band score in IELTS writing. My writing score increased from 6.5 to 8 only after a few sessions with Lee. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone who is preparing for the exam.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
L8.5 R9 W8 S9
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Excellent ielts tutor

Lee is very friendly and supportive. He went out of his way to help me with my technique and how to structure my answers. I would highly recommend his tutoring. He was able to give me practice papers and mark them in his own time. And also gave me some techniques to help with exam preparation.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
-
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Ielts Academic Writing

Lee's online lectures can really make significant change on your performance. I found the chance to get one essay review and an hour of online support from him and got the necessary band score in the exam.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
My IELTS Academic writing score improved from 6-6.5 to 7.0 in one week only.
Written by

Fantastic online IELTS teacher

The online classes provided by Lee were brilliant. He was a very organised and flexible teacher who provided all of the necessary materials well in advance of each session. He carefully explained all of the techniques very clearly and did this in such a way that they were easy to remember. Lee taught me how to look at the reading and writing questions in more detail than I ever thought was necessary.

Many thanks for putting together such a great online course and for helping me to achieve beyond what I ever expected.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Band 8 results in both the reading and writing papers.
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Incredible teacher

I contacted Lee as I had been finding the writing and reading papers difficult. He showed me many techniques which were simple, yet very effective, and very easy to remember. His online classes were always well organised and structured. Lee helped me to achieve a place at my chosen University so I am very grateful for his help as I know I could not have passed without his excellent help.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
L-8.5, S-8.5, R-8, W-8
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review

Great teaching methods. I am really pleased to have had Lee as a tutor for IELTS because he helped me to achieve the score I needed in a very short time. Very well organised and structured lessons depending on each student needs as individual. I strongly recommend Lee for helping you in order to achieve your goals guys.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I have manage to overcome my fears of failure thanks to him. Its a difficult and long exam but thanks to Lee i learned variety of techniques which helped me to prepare better for this exam.
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Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
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Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
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Very happy to finally pass the exam!

I took IELTS 4 times before I decided to find myself a tutor. I was struggling with Writing and needed somebody to help me get at least 7.0 on it.
Lee made my exam preparation easier and focused on my weak points. he also put confidence in me and I felt more ready for exam after each lesson.
His lessons are very individual, easy going and sufficient.
Lee is the one who's truly looking to help his students to get the highest score in the nearest time possible.
thank you
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I receiver my 7.0 on writing!
Written by

Ielts exam

I am very pleased that I got very good score in ielts.listening 8,writing 7.5,speaking 7.5,reading 7.
I would like to thank my tutor who helped me a lot to achieve it in just 10 lessons.His approach is direct and according to the exam requirements.The tips which he gave me are really very effective,especially in academic writing and my score in writing increased from 6.5 to 7.5 in just 10 lessons.So I highly recommend him to all students who are struggling for their exam.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Excellent
Written by

Brilliant teacher

Lee Murray is best teacher I have met during my whole life. He is such a helpfull, supportive and professional IELTS teacher. He was accessible and available whenever I needed him. Always on time and tried his best to give me the best advice. He offered me Skype correction service to facilitate asking as many questions as I needed. Best Teacher ever.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I achieved the required score in IELTS academic from my first attempt.
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Very Efficient

I got a 6.5 score in my first IELTS exam for my writing. Lee taught me some crucial keys and my score increased up to an 8 in 2 weeks (4 classes). Although he might seem a bit pricey when compared to other teachers, he is very efficient and the money is worth it.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Overall 8.0
Written by

Great IELTS teacher

Lee helped me understand the way IELTS Writing works.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
My score in the Writing Section improved because of his help!
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Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
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Lee M - IELTS guru

We spent some time searching for the right IELTS tutor, and Lee was really brilliant. We did Skype sessions and Lee provided all the materials we needed and more from his examiners know-how. He very quickly understood our learning needs and gave really useful tips and feeback on our test papers. In the end, we only needed 3 sessions, and Lee was honest and said 'you're ready' without trying to add extra uncecessary sessions. We would highly recommend him. Thank you Lee for getting us to Oz!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
We both passed the general test with scores of: Listening: 8.5 Reading: 9.0 Writing: 8.5 Speaking: 9.0 And Listening: 8.5 Reading: 9 (not bad for spending 15 mins on this one!) Writing: 8 Spe
Written by

A great English teacher

I needed an overall 7.5 and each part over 7. My problem was the writing section in which I scored two times in row 6.5. However, I decided to have skype classes with Lee which was a very good decision. He is very patient, explains very good and cares about his students and very easy to work with. I really appreciate his help and I achieved the score that I wanted. I highly recommend him.
Thank you so much again Lee and all the best
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
W 7.5, S 8, R 8.5, L 8, overall 8
Written by

A wealth of IELTS knowledge!

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of working with Lee on gaining a skillset ready to pass the IELTS exam. I am trying to gain the points I need for my Australian emigration application.

Lee has been an essential part of me passing the sections. He will assess your skills and structure a way for you to increase these to an IELTS standard. His way of tutoring is very detailed and easy to understand.

Furthermore, he’s very easy to liaise with, very professional and very reassuring.

I have been extremely impressed with Lee as a tutor.

Without him I most certainly would still be trying to create the skills and structure IELTS are looking for within the exam.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Passed! Now onto the next part of my Australian adventure.
Written by

Fantastic IELTS teacher

It only took a few lessons and my scores in reading and writing improved very quickly. During Lee's online lessons, he carefully explained a number of simple and easy to remember techniques which helped me to deal with the questions I found difficult. He was very professional, flexible and supportive. I have no hesitation in recommending him to other students.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Finally gained my residency for Australia thanks to the results achieved with Lee's help.
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Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
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A wealth of IELTS knowledge!

A wealth of IELTS knowledge!
Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of working with Lee on gaining a skillset ready to pass the IELTS exam. I am trying to gain the points I need for my Australian emigration application.

Lee has been an essential part of me passing the sections. He will assess your skills and structure a way for you to increase these to an IELTS standard. His way of tutoring is very detailed and easy to understand.

Furthermore, he’s very easy to liaise with, very professional and very reassuring.

I have been extremely impressed with Lee as a tutor.

Without him I most certainly would still be trying to create the skills and structure IELTS are looking for within the exam.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
8.5,9,9,9! Passed! Now onto the next part of my Australian adventure.
Written by

IELTS academic exam

Lee helped me get an 8.5 score at academic level for the IELTS exam in 2 months. He is a really good teacher who explains things clearly, and knows exactly what the examiners are looking for. The techniques he gave me especially helped for reading which was my weakest area. The online sessions worked really well for me as I had a 3 month old baby at the time, so being able to have flexibility and have the lessons at home was a god send. Lee has helped our family one step further to our Australia dreams. I started out with out a clue what I was doing! To very quickly achieving a higher score than I needed. I would definitely recommend him and actually miss our lessons!
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
Band 8.5 score at IELTS academic exam.
Written by

First tutor session

I found my first session very helpful in terms of areas in which i need to improve on, to increase my band score. Looking forward to my next session with Lee :)
Outcome:
booked another session
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Answered my SOS!

I initially undertook the IELTS test completely naïve as to what was required and completely froze in the written part, having no idea how to answer either task. Not surprisingly I only scored 5.5!
I then tried to prepare myself for the re-sit by using the plethora of information available on the Internet but this only made me more confused. With only 3 days to go until my test, I contacted Lee in a complete panic and instantly felt reassured by his obvious IELTS knowledge and professional manner.
Despite the very short time frame, he was able to pinpoint exactly what my needs were and teach me the correct techniques to approach both of the written tasks. His good humour also helped to calm my nerves and focus on what was required. When I turned the exam paper over this time, I was able to tackle it much more confidently and subsequently scored a 7.5.
I honestly wouldn't have been able to do that without Lee's guidance and I can't thank or recommend him enough.


Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Positive
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This is the guy!!!

I was very sceptical at first as I felt that there was no way I could possible achieve a higher band than previous tests! I needed 8.8.8.8 and had attempted the test 4 times previously with no success and slot of stress and negativity!

Lee was very approachable and conducted tailored Skype sessions that were adapted to my personal weaknesses

Lee is a very professional guy and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is struggling with the dreaded IELTS!!

During our sessions, Lee made me fell at ease at all times and the homework/feedback was a great learning tool also!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Today I have officially achieved 9.9.9.8 I can't thank you enough Lee!! :)
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Superb Tutor

Having disappointed with Ielts result many times.I had nearly given up,but Lee has not only boost my confidence level but also help me to prepare for the exam fully in very short period of time.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I have got result L-7.5,Reading-7.5,W-7,Speaking 7.
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Brillant guidance and advice for ielts preparation!

In less than two months, Lee has helped me improve on my writing skills tremendously. I have achieved a band 8.0 for my ielts writing section, and an overall 8.5.
I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has an intention to obtain a high band score for ielts in particular.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Ielts writing 8.0, Overall 8.5
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Subject:
IELTS (Intermediate)
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A direct and quick way to understand and master IELTS test

From the very first lesson, Lee was able to clearly transmit me what did IELTS examiners expect from students while correcting this test. Everything became much more clear (and easy) to me after his explanations, as I felt I really understood what I should do in each part of the test. The rest was practising and practising (and timing!).

His useful tips and particularly his feedback in reports and essays, together with their correspondent model answers, were enormously helpful and certainly accouned for his wide experience regarding this test.

He also gave me the confidence I needed to face the test with a positive attitude.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
First attempt: L 8, R 8, W 6.5, S 7, overall 7.5 Second attempt: L 9, R 7.5, W 7, S 8, overall 8
Written by

Excellent Tutor.Hope he could help me to get my desired score IELTS writing.
Subject:
IELTS (Intermediate)
Written by

Excellent teacher

I have passed my IELTS after attending 3 classes with him.He is really a best and experienced teacher in this particular field and hence able to guide the students effectively. I wouldn't have made without his guidance.Thanks Lee for your wonderful support .
Outcome:
Passed my IELTS test
Written by

IELTS preparation lessons

Lee helped me preparing my IELTS exam and his help has been priceless. He knows all the tricks and expectations for the exam and gives you the best advice. He is simply great: on top of knowing what is needed for the exam, he has amazing teaching skills. I have no doubt I passed the exam thanks to him!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I passed my IELTS with the amazing grade of 8.5!
Written by

Wonderful!

Lee is a great teacher. He explains things very clearly and has a lot of knowledge and experience. I am looking forward to future lessons with him.
Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
Written by

Fantastic and Helpful Tutor

Lee is a wonderful tutor who went through the IELTS writing and speaking courses with me. I am particularly impressed by his writing lessons, which helps me build great confidence in planning and enriching my work in a timely manner. His tips about improving vocabulary and pronunciation are helpful as well.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Got Band 7 in both writing and speaking
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Highly recommend tutor

I had 3 month to study and needed an overall score of 7. Lee help me to Get 7.5 in my first attempt. It would never be possible to achieve this without his professional lessons and magical exam tips. Highly recommend tutor!
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Ielts score 7.5
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Highly recommend tutor

I had 3 months to prepare and needed an overall 7. Lee helped me to get 7.5 in first attempt. It would not be possible to achieve this without his professional lessons and magical exam tips. Highly recommended tutor!a
Subject:
English
Outcome:
7.5
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IELTS course

Lee is a very good teacher and helped me a lot for my preparation of the IELTS exam, especially for the writing (which was my weakness).
I highly recommend Lee for people who want to take the IELTS. He will help you to score the band that you need.
Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
Outcome:
I got for the IELTS 7.5 Listening 8.0 Reading 7.0 Writing 8.0 Speaking Overall 7.5 Now I can register to the GMC
Written by

Excellent tuition

I recently had tuition with Lee as I was studying for my IELTS. This covers writing, listening & speaking. I am self employed and work around the clock. Lee was always happy to do my tuition on an evening which really helped. Lee covered all aspects that I would be tested on and made sure that we worked on the areas that I was struggling with. I would highly recommend him for tuition. Thank you very much
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I passed the highest band in the exam.
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its the first lesson I did a lot of IELTS but for 1 hour I know a lot of things I didn't know it before .. I hope to get 7 with him..
Subject:
IELTS (Intermediate)
Written by

Great IELTS teacher

I needed an overall 7.5 and each part over 7. Lee helped me a lot.He supported me , the materials he provided me with were very helpful. I really appreciate his patient with me.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Writing 7 ,Reading 8 ,Listening 8, Speaking 7.5
Written by

Invaluable Lesson

Time spent with this tutor was invaluable, I feel so much more confident already in being prepared for my test on Saturday and looking forward to my next lesson.
Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
Outcome:
Learning strategies to complete tasks in a structured and controlled manner
Written by

Great tips

I had my first lesson with Lee today and really enjoyed it. He presented a very clear and straight forward studying plan which I believe will be very helpful to increasing my IELTS marks.
Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
Outcome:
great!
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Great tutor!

I would highly recommend Lee, he has a very professional and methodical approach to lessons. It was my second IELTS exam (first with Lee's tuition), but this time I felt much more confident and achieved my desired score! Lee provided me with very useful tips and I found invaluable his experience and expertise, not only as an English language tutor, but also as an IELTS examiner.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I improved my score with final outcome : 9, 8, 7.5, 7.5 ;)
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General IELTS exam preparation

Before I start my lessons with Lee I unsuccessfully tried to achieve band score 7.0 for 3 times. However, my maximum score was always 6.5 or below. Lee helped me to score a result which was higher than I needed. Actually, I received 7.5 for all modules except Listening which was 8.0. Moreover, Lee helped me to feel myself more confident especially in Speaking and Writing where I achieved a significant progress. I really appreciate Lee's lessons and teaching style. In conclusion, I would recommend Lee to all candidates who would like to increase their IELTS results in short time.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
My Overall General IELTS band score is 7.5
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Subject:
IELTS (Intermediate)
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Education and Qualifications

Lee's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Sheffield
Degree
Public Policy and Management
Grade
Upper Second
Institution
University of Manchester
Degree
PGCE
Grade
Pass

School

Prizes and Scholarships

MFL Languages Award

Other Qualifications

D32/33 Assessor Awards
D34 Internal Verifiers Award
CELTA Certificate

Subjects

Subjects taught by Lee are listed below.

  • Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate